Control your workplace risks with Alcumus Sypol’s monitoring services
Wednesday 29th August 2018
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Effective COSHH management is not a static process; it requires regular monitoring and assessment to ensure that your people are safeguarded against potential issues that could have a long-lasting impact on their health. A proactive approach to hazardous substances enables your organisation to maintain high quality standards and enhance your reputation. It also helps you to comply with COSHH regulations and feel confident that your workplace is operating in a safe, controlled environment.
Regardless of whether staff are being exposed to hazardous substances, using heavy machinery or working in a noisy environment, regular workplace monitoring enables you to identify risks, take action to mitigate them and demonstrate compliance. Alcumus Sypol has a team of expert occupational hygienists who can help you identify the exposure risks in your business and provide practical advice on how to mitigate them, making your people and your business safer, healthier and stronger in the process.
Our Ex series headsets meet the most stringent Intrinsically Safe ATEX / IECEx requirements: II 1G Ex ia IIC T3 Ga (-20°C = Ta = +40°C) & I M1 Ex ia I Ma (-20°C = Ta = +60°C), while offering some of the highest hearing protection ratings up to 38dB Single Number Rating (SNR) for our unique double hearing protection with our SM1P-ExDP models and up to 33dB Single Number Rating (SNR) with our SM1P-Ex models. It’s the perfect solution for your hazardous environments such as explosive chemicals and fuels as well as combustible powders.
It’s widely understood that the benefits of job training are extensive, enriching the careers of individuals as well as helping organisations achieve results, but sourcing effective training can be a difficult when working to a limited budget. According to a study conducted by Educations Media Group (News and Training, 2018):
One of the biggest issues for many firms can be that the person put in charge of electrical (or building) safety is not be a technical expert. Bill Bates, a former Principal Health and Safety Executive Inspector with over 20 years of investigating electrical safety breaches, says:“It is becoming increasingly prevalent that those responsible for controlling electrical risks have little electrical experience. They probably have neither the competence and hence the confidence to deal with their responsibilities.
Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, is encouraging its customers to embrace technological advancements into their businesses by launching a range of drones that could be used to carry out otherwise hazardous tasks, safely and cost-effectively.
“It is a reminder of how challenging it must be for those who are mobility impaired to leave a building in an emergency. Even one flight of stairs can be a critical barrier to exit, with potentially devastating consequences.“There are thousands of other buildings around the world that have happily made themselves accessible to disabled people, but not thought about how those same people could make an escape in the event of an emergency, such as fire. This needs to change.
On the RRC Stand we will be offering discounted places on our Glasgow & Aberdeen NEBOSH Certificate and IOSH courses, or, if you want to travel further afield for your training, the RRC team can do you a deal for our London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Dubai, Tunis or Tbilisi centres.Our new NEBOSH Certificate online courses, including the NEBOSH Process Safety Management Certificate, will be showcased at the show, and if Kevin can handle the technology, you can see for yourself why RRC’s online courses are so popular and deliver such good pass rates.
Europe, 10th March, 2023: UK-based lone working experts Safepoint have signed an exclusive partnership agreement with ADT –one of the world’s most trusted security brands– to better protect their growing user base.
Nearly two million people at risk from hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a serious and disabling condition that is preventable if appropriate controls are in place. Theo Simon, an application engineer specialist in abrasives at 3M, discusses situations where there is repeated and frequent use of hand-held power tools – such as orbital sanders and angle grinders, found in industries such as foundries, heavy steel fabrication and construction.
Lancashire County Council has been fined £50,000 after 15 employees working in the highways department developed Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) as a result of failure to control exposure to vibration. IOSH magazine spoke to UK Health and Safety Executive inspector Jennifer French, who investigated the case, about what happened.
Ignoring the risks of whole-body vibration exposure can lead to misery for vehicle operators, and hefty sickness bills for their employers. As industry ramps up after extended shutdowns, the risks could be more present than ever.